Yuasa are proud to continue their successful partnership with HRC Repsol Honda Team and six-time MotoGP champion Marc Márquez for the 2021 season. The world’s leading battery manufacturer also looks forward to powering rider Pol Espargaró, as he joins the team.
Since becoming a major sponsor of HRC Repsol Honda in 2013, Yuasa have enjoyed 8 trophy laden MotoGP seasons. In 2019 Márquez made history, winning his sixth MotoGP championship. Last year Marc suffered a big accident meaning he had to watch the majority of the 2020 season from the side-lines. Although still not fully fit, the Spaniard aims to challenge for a record breaking seventh title in 2021.
Lining up alongside Marc is new teammate Pol Espargaró who joins HRC Repsol Honda from Red Bull KTM. The 29-year-old, who is also from Spain, has 118 MotoGP races under his belt with 7 podiums and finished in a very competitive fifth place in the 2020 championship. The two riders bring phenomenal talent and high hopes that aim to make the team stronger and contribute to the development of HRC.
Yuasa has a long and successful partnership with Honda and is a major original equipment (OE) supplier to the manufacturer, along with most other major bike brands. Over 90% of bike manufacturers fit a Yuasa battery at the point of manufacture due to the high quality, reliability and performance offered by the units.
Yuasa’s sponsorship of Repsol Honda is part of the company’s successful motorsport sponsorship programme. James Hylton, Managing Director of GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd commented: “We are excited to see what HRC Repsol Honda can achieve in 2021. Our ongoing sponsorship of the team is a real success story, and a partnership that we are very proud of.
“Our close association with Honda and their MotoGP team has helped us to maintain and raise the Yuasa brand and build on our status as the world leaders in motorcycle battery design and manufacture. We deliver products that provide quality, reliability and performance, and the team’s approach and success helps us to reinforce this.
“Marc and the team’s phenomenal success has far exceeded our expectations, and we are delighted that he will be joined by teammate Pol Espargaró. We can’t wait to see what the pair, and Repsol Honda will achieve.”
The action kicks off in Qatar this weekend (28 March). Unfortunately, Márquez is still not up to full fitness so Honda rider Stefan Bradl will step in to replace him. However, with every other rider on the grid determined to beat the Repsol Honda riders, 2021 is sure to be another action-packed, adrenaline fuelled season.
Date published: 25 March 2021